View Poll Results: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

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Thread: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I know most people in office are scum. Thats why we need laws to remind them of their duties, and laws in place to ensure that they do the right thing or at least point them in the right direction.
    They don't give a **** about their duties, they don't give a **** about pissing us off, and they don't give a **** about the Constitution. They know full well that, come election time, all they need is enough money to flood the airwaves with enough tripe to trick people into re-electing them.

    Running for office yourself, or helping someone else to do so, could prove to be more effective.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Now that I have a lazy day finally and am thinking clearly here are a few benefits to a statute requiring recitation:
    1) Some people who actually do care about the constitution(if that type of politician isn't extinct yet) may actually do the right thing
    2) Forcing them to recite can slow down an out of control power grabbing congress, at least allowing for time to get to elections and replace the scum with less dangerous scum.
    3) We'll call it punishment for their abuses over the years, they want to treat us like children, then we should give them the punishment fitting a child, when they cut their **** out, then they get to go back to regular business.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Now that I have a lazy day finally and am thinking clearly here are a few benefits to a statute requiring recitation:
    1) Some people who actually do care about the constitution(if that type of politician isn't extinct yet) may actually do the right thing
    I do not believe that this type of politician is extinct yet.


    2) Forcing them to recite can slow down an out of control power grabbing congress, at least allowing for time to get to elections and replace the scum with less dangerous scum.
    3) We'll call it punishment for their abuses over the years, they want to treat us like children, then we should give them the punishment fitting a child, when they cut their **** out, then they get to go back to regular business.

    Just my 2 cents.
    I agree with those. Politicians should be reminded every now and then that they are no better than the garbage man, police man, firefighter, or any other tax payer funded servant. They should be reminded of their duties.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    really, wouldn't the best way to solve the problem of dumbarse politicians be to change the political system, so they don't become corrupted by it, they aren't born that way, and most enter politics with the best of intentions, yet the very system they swear to uphold in honour or whatever becomes the system the causes them to swap morals for power.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not believe that this type of politician is extinct yet.
    Okay, fair enough. True statesmen are an endangered species though.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    really, wouldn't the best way to solve the problem of dumbarse politicians be to change the political system, so they don't become corrupted by it, they aren't born that way, and most enter politics with the best of intentions, yet the very system they swear to uphold in honour or whatever becomes the system the causes them to swap morals for power.
    The biggest problem is they make the rules as pertaining to them, so the only way to fix the system is to get a majority that believes in passing legislation to fix the system. It is possibly the most aggravating catch 22 situation in history.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    NO! It's not one of the Constitutional requirements to learn the Constitution to run for office.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    NO! It's not one of the Constitutional requirements to learn the Constitution to run for office.
    No, but it IS a requirement under sworn oath to uphold it once elected.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    No, because all forced recitations of words are meaningless and useless.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    No, because all forced recitations of words are meaningless and useless.
    You're right about that, which is why they should also have to write the constitution out 100 times over in it's entirety every time they violate it on national tv and on a blackboard. The humiliation alone would at least be fun to watch if it wouldn't change anything.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Honestly, what will reciting the Constitution do? It won't change anything, they know about the Constitution yet they chose to vote against it. With wishful thinking and denial, anyone can interpret the constitution however they want, so reciting it won't do much good.
    Right. It would just be our gov. wasting more time than they already do waste.
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